WWE has sneaky depth in the tag team division

For so long it seemed like WWE was recycling tag team Champions, but today they have sneaky depth in the tag team division.
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Revitalizing the WWE tag team division has been a task the company has been working towards since Paul "Triple H" Levesque took over. Once Vince McMahon relinquished his creative duties within the company, it was clear the "New Era" was upon us.

While we have witnessed the demise of many of the tag teams we became accustomed to seeing like The Usos (and more coming soon), we now have a variety of quality tag teams. The amount of depth in the division didn't become noticeable until the qualifying matches to participate in the 6-pack tag team ladder match at WrestleMania 40. There were even legit tag teams that weren't included in the match like Pretty Deadly, The Street Profits, LWO, Legado Del Fantasma, The Creed Brothers, AOP, The OC, and the Alpha Academy all were left out of the match. The teams to participate in the match included The Judgement Day, The New Day, Awesome Truth, DIY, New Catch Republic, and A-Town Down Under.

For quite some time it has felt like the tag team division was treated like an afterthought. It seemed as if the division was at the bottom of the priority list. Today, WWE has its most stacked roster of all time and that extends to the tag team division as well. There are about 10 teams that make sense to be Tag Team Champions. Honestly, the biggest anchor in the advancement of the division was splitting the titles, which was seen happen at WrestleMania 40. Now that they're split between each show once again, we even have new designs for the respective belts.

The crazy part is we're just scratching the surface of the tag team division. WWE NXT has teams that once they hit the main roster will be in the mix as well including The D'Angelo Family, Axiom/Nathan Frazier, Gallus, etc. Now that each show has their own set of tag team titles, the division can start cooking again.

Meanwhile, the women's division is seeing some new tag teams being created. Damage CTRL/Kabuki Warriors have dominated the division for a while, but it looks like we are in the midst of maybe a new team with Jade Cargill and Bianca Belair. If so, this team will likely dominate for a while. We're also seeing teams like Katana Chance and Kayden Carter getting tons of opportunities, Chelsea Green and Piper Niven still running strong, and Indi Hartwell and Candice LeRae beginning a heel turn. The women's tag team division is getting stronger and has taken some significant strides in television time.

The women's division has been represented better over the past year or so, but the women's tag team division has gotten more television time across all three WWE shows. Although NXT doesn't have women's tag team titles, you still see tons of women's tag team matches. I would love to see more women's tag team tournaments for number-one contender spots on the main roster. Much like what they did for the men's tag titles at WM 40 or The Dusty Cup in NXT.

All in all, the tag team division overall in WWE has some sneaky depth and isn't talked about enough. This is just a testament to how well Triple H has done in his tenure running creative all across the board. As a former leader of a few different legendary tag teams and factions, he knows better than anyone what it takes for the division to thrive. There is no doubt in my mind he won't continue to do so.